This Fiesta Upholds Cultural Pride While Celebrating Mexican Independence Day
In Texas, Mexican Americans celebrate the Mexican national holiday referred to as Fiestas Patrias, also called Dieciseis de Septiembre. It commemorates Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s grito de Dolores who called for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico. Traders Village along with Telemundo Houston TV 47 will continue that holiday tradition at the market by celebrating Fiestas Patrias on Sunday, September 16th. The celebration will have a free live concert with Blast Band Show and Grupo Traicion, dancing, and family fun.
Mexican Americans began celebrating Fiestas Patrias to reinforce their cultural links with each other and with Mexico. They included festivities that involved special music, songs, dances, native cuisine, costumes, and homage to folk heroes. In 1825, the Republic of Mexico officially declared Dieciseis de Septiembre its national Independence Day.
Fiestas Patrias will take place at Traders Village, which is the largest, most visited flea marketplace and festival complex on the Texas Gulf Coast with more than 1,500 dealers each weekend. The market is minutes northwest of downtown Houston just off of Highway 290.
Admission to the celebration is free. Parking is just $4 per vehicle. Vendors will be on-site for shopping and more. No pets or firearms are allowed at the event.
At Hollow Tree Park Apartments in Houston, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Sunday.
Sunday, September 16, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
7979 North Eldridge Parkway
Houston, Texas 77041